From March to September 2022, a 6-month arts festival will encapsulate and explore the spirit of the Games, and finally give Birmingham its moment in the spotlight. It will reach artists and audiences across the West Midlands region and beyond, as defined by the West Midlands Combined Authority and three Local Enterprise Partnerships.
The approach is focused on creativity, collaboration and equity in the way we develop relationships with artists from other Commonwealth nations. Three simple curatorial lines invite and embolden artists to make artworks for this specific context and moment in time. They represent a starting point – as threads that interweave and overlap, with each informing the other. They are:
- Our place in the Commonwealth
- The present moment
- Stories of Birmingham and the West Midlands
The Organising Committee are leading on the Cultural Programme with support from all Games partners including ourselves.